About the Board

Indiana Humanities is a nonpartisan, independent, nonprofit governed by a volunteer board of Indiana educators and business and community leaders. Six of the directors are nominated by the Board of Directors and appointed by the governor of Indiana, while the others are selected from nominations solicited annually from the public.

If you are interested in serving on Indiana Humanities’ Board of Directors, please review the  Request for Board Nominations.

Board Meetings

The 2019 meetings of the Indiana Humanities Board of Directors are:

Feb. 1, 2019 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
April 26, 2019 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
June 28, 2019 | 10 a.m. – Noon | Meredith Nicholson House, Indianapolis
Sept. 12-13, 2019 (Board Retreat) | Times and location, TBD


  • Chair
    Ms. Elizabeth Bechdol
    President/CEO of AgriNovus Indiana
  • Chair Elect
    Ms. Carol Ann Bowman
    Retired, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, Whiteco Industries, Inc.
  • Treasurer
    The Honorable Jonathan Weinzapfel
    Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus; former Mayor of Evansville
  • Secretary
    Mr. Doran Moreland
    Executive Director, Statewide Diversity and Community Outreach, Ivy Tech Community College
  • President & CEO
    Ms. Keira Amstutz
    President and CEO, Indiana Humanities
  • Ms. Rosemary Dorsa
    Vice President, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance and Director, GIFT Technical Assistance Program
  • Dr. Edward O. Frantz
    Director of the Institute of Civic Leadership and Mayoral Archives and Professor of History, University of Indianapolis
  • Mr. Chris Gahl
    Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Visit Indy
  • Ms. Christina Hale
    Executive Director of Youth Programs, Kiwanis International
  • Ms. Malina Jeffers
    Director of Marketing and Community Initiatives, Waterside, Ambrose Property Group Indianapolis
  • Mr. James M. Macdonald III
    Executive Director & Market Manager, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Mr. Chad Priest
    Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross Indiana Region
  • Mr. Timothy P. Robinson
    Assistant Vice President, Operations and Grants Administration, Lumina Foundation
  • Mr. Larry Rowland
    Retired Chairman, Lincoln National Reinsurance Companies
    Fort Wayne
  • Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
    Author, Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth El Zedeck, and Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute
  • Dr. Sarah Skwire
    Senior Fellow, Liberty Fund, Inc.
  • Mr. Adam D. Thies
    Assistant Vice President, Capital Planning and Facilities, Indiana University
  • Ms. Tiffany Tolbert
    Senior Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago Field Office
  • Dr. Joseph F. Trimmer
    Emeritus Professor of English & Director Emeritus, Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry, Ball State University